Spurs considered a ‘great ally’ by Florentina in the saga for their £68m-rated star, report claims
Serie A side Florentina reportedly see Spurs as a “great ally” when it comes to the sale of Dusan Vlahovic, given the interest in him from Juventus.
The 21-year-old has been in fine form for Florentina over the past year. He netted 21 times for the Italian side in Serie A last term from his 37 outings.
Vlahovic’s impressive performances have continued this term as he already has ten goals from his 13 appearances.
The forward has been linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months and he is rated at around £68m by Florentina.
Tuttosport (as cited by Sport Witness) are reporting that Juventus are “extremely keen” to sign Vlahovic. The Italian giants are willing to push to sign him in January to fend off interest from Spurs.
Florentina are keen for there to be a bidding war for Vlahovic, however. This is why Tottenham are considered to be their “great ally”.
They also state that Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici are aiming to “steal” the attacker from Juventus’ grasp.
“The gaffer is special. He loves training hard but now we don’t have a lot of time to work on the things he wants on the pitch. So we did a lot of meetings with videos this week.
“I’ve never played five at the back before. I have to learn quickly. The gaffer has told me he wants me to be solid in defence but at the same moment, I have to arrive in the box, help the strikers, score goals, give assists. Now I have more of a chance to score goals and give assists. So let’s work.
“I have to see many videos with the staff to do what they want on the pitch. I’m enjoying the position a lot because I can attack more but I have to run double!
“I’ve watched a lot of videos of Chelsea and Inter Milan, and I have a friend at Inter, Achraf Hakimi who I spoke to about the gaffer. He told me I will improve a lot under him and I want to do that as soon as possible. He said I will have to work really, really hard but I will improve a lot. In one week, I can already see that.”